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Hungary to build second fence line on southern border, PM says

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday a second fence line will be built on the country's southern border with Serbia, capable of stopping any new wave of migrants toward the EU.

Hungary award for 'racist' journalist sparks protests

Budapest - A Hungarian state honour given to a prominent journalist close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban but seen by his critics as "racist" has prompted several dozen recipients of the same award to return theirs in protest.

Migration is 'poison' for Europe, says Hungary PM

Budapest - Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as "a poison", saying his country did not want or need "a single migrant".

Hungary PM becomes first EU leader to endorse Trump

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday became the first European leader to endorse US presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him a "better option" for the bloc than his rival, Hillary Clinton."I am not a Donald Trump campaigner.

Hungary launches new anti-migrant media offensive

Budapest - Hungary stepped up its anti-migrant rhetoric on Wednesday with a new media offensive against refugees, ahead of a vote in October on troubled EU plans to relocate asylum-seekers among member states.Run under the slogan "Did you know?

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

Budapest - Novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as a leading figure of 20th century Hungarian literature, has died aged 66 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his publisher said Thursday.

Human Rights Watch slams 'cruel, violent' Hungary over migrants

Budapest - Human Rights Watch denounced Hungary Wednesday for "cruel and violent treatment" of migrants, accusing police and soldiers of beating people up before forcibly expelling them back into Serbia.

Hungary's anti-immigrant PM faces workforce shortage

Budapest - A population slump in Hungary is presenting Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration government with a headache: how to plug labour supply shortages without turning to foreigners.

Hungary to hold October referendum on EU migrant scheme

Budapest - Hungary announced Tuesday a referendum on taking in migrants under a troubled EU quota plan, a scheme that right-wing Prime Minister and fierce Brussels critic Viktor Orban has vehemently rejected.

Hungary authorises blocking of ride-sharing apps

Budapest - Hungarian lawmakers on Monday gave the government the power to block ride-sharing applications, in a move aimed at US giant Uber whose popularity in the country has triggered protests by traditional taxi drivers.

Zou Shiming outpoints Jozsef Ajtai to retain WBO flyweight title

China's boxing sensation Zou Shiming got his second straight victory since his first career loss against Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand last year after outpointing Jozsef Ajtai in a 10-round fight Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Migrant spat brews between Austria and Hungary

Budapest - Hungary refused Thursday to take back any of the several thousand migrants that Austria says should be returned under EU rules, adding to a brewing spat between the two neighbours.

Hungary bolsters anti-migrant fence on Serbia border

Szeged - Hungary said Monday it had begun reinforcing its anti-migrant fence on the Serbian border following an increase in arrivals after the evacuation of Idomeni camp on the Greece-Macedonia frontier.

Bottleneck of 'misery' for migrants at Hungary fence

R - On the Serbian side of Hungary's razor-topped border fence, the smell of burning rubbish hangs in the air, clothes hang on trees and the wait to get into the European Union goes on.

Prisoners, problem pooches help each other in Hungary jail

Debrecen - Friday is dog day at Hungary's Debrecen jail as Sergey, Cutie, Scottie, Tiny and Fatty, all abandoned canines from a nearby rescue home, happily lollop in for obedience training... with the inmates.

Nonito Donaire back in the spotlight after KO win over Bedak

It took Nonito Donaire less than three rounds to dispose Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak to defend his WBO super bantamweight title by knockout in the third round Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines.

Nonito Donaire's popularity soars as fight draws near

At least 30,000 people are expected to watch WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire defends his title against Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines.

Op-Ed: Why Donaire needs to go for early KO against Bedak

The sweltering summer heat in the Philippines will be a big factor in devising a fight strategy for the upcoming title fight between WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire and Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak.

Donaire takes spotlight in Philippine boxing as Pacquiao retires

WBO super bantamweight titlist Nonito Donaire is set to take the spotlight in Philippine boxing after Filipino star Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement from boxing following his impressive victory over Timothy Bradley last April 9.

Nazi-era Jewish remains laid to rest in Hungary

Budapest - The remains of Jews murdered during World War II and found in the Danube river in 2011 were buried in Budapest on Friday, laying to rest a long-running saga over their identity and cause of death.
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